Hayley Chapman was a 40-year-old single woman who had already spent $10,000 on unsuccessful fertility treatments when she turned to the internet to seek out a stranger to be her sperm donor.
The Perth woman revealed this week how her desperation for a baby led her to gamble with an online marketplace for sperm, not unlike Tinder, but for babies.
'What sort of person wants to give away their sperm for free on the internet, what's their deal, what are they about, it seemed crazy to me - but it also made perfect sense,' Ms Chapman told the
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After meeting a complete stranger on an unregulated online market place for sperm donors, Ms Chapman fell pregnant and is now expecting her first child
Ms Chapman said she was sick and tired of navigating Australia's IVF system.
'I felt like another number in the system, I wanted more connection and it just lacked that,' she said.
After meeting a complete stranger on an unregulated platform for sperm donors, Ms Chapman fell pregnant and is now expecting her first child.
On the other side of the computer were 'everyday' Australian men who were willing to donate their sperm to women in need.
The man who runs one of Australia's biggest online market places for sperm strongly campaigned for the alternative system, saying 'fresh (sperm) is best'.
He said he was 'just your everyday guy' with two children and a wife who approved of him donating his sperm.